ERIC Number: ED121802
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation and Analysis of the Cleff Job Matching System. Final Report. Volume 1: Introduction and Summary. Volume 2: Technical Dissertation and Appendices.
Nathanson, Stanley N.
This report presents the results of an evaluation of the Cleff Job Matching System (CJMS). The CJMS provides a means by which jobs and job applicants can be matched at the semi- and low-skilled levels in both white- and blue-collar jobs. The CJMS operates by obtaining numerical profiles of both job seekers and jobs, across 16 Dimensions of Work, from self-completed paper-and-pencil questionnaires. The job and job seeker profiles are compared by correlation and difference statistics to rank order matches. The analysis of the validity of the job seeker/job profile match statistics, provided by the CJMS, as a predictor of the retention potential of subsequent job seeker/job matches was undertaken by tracking the retention of 142 job seekers over a period ranging from 14 to 21 months. The CJMS measures were found to provide statistically valid indicators of retention. In addition, interviews conducted with the staffs of manpower and vocational rehabilitation agencies who used the CJMS indicated that these personnel found the CJMS to be useful in assessing individuals and providing vocational counseling. Based on the results of this evaluation, the CJMS should be considered for use in labor exchange activities of the U. S. Employment Service, CETA prime sponsors, and other manpower programs. (Author/RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Evaluation, and Research.
Authoring Institution: Ultrasystems, Inc., Irvine, CA.